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Madame Bovary (Dover Thrift Editions)

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ISBN13: 9780486292571
ISBN10: 0486292576
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Bored and unhappy in a lifeless marriage, Emma Bovary yearns to escape from the dull circumstances of provincial life. Married to a simple-minded but indulgent country doctor, she takes one lover, then another, hastens her husband's financial ruin with her extravagance, and eventually commits suicide.

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) was brought to trial by the French government on the grounds of this novel's alleged immorality, but unlike his less fortunate contemporary, Baudelaire, he narrowly escaped conviction.

Flaubert's powerful and deeply moving examination of the moral degeneration of a middle-class Frenchwoman is universally regarded as one of the landmarks of 19th-century fiction. It is reproduced here, complete and unabridged, in the classic translation by Eleanor Marx-Aveling, daughter of Karl Marx.

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"As for the intimate, deeper center of the book, there is no doubt that it resides in the adulterous woman; she alone possesses all the attributes of a worthy hero, albeit in the guise of a disgraced victim." Charles Baudelaire, L'artiste

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Bored and unhappy in a lifeless marriage, Emma Bovary yearns to escape from the dull circumstances of provincial life. Powerful, deeply moving examination of the moral degeneration of a middle-class Frenchwoman.

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Powerful, deeply moving examination of the moral degeneration of a middle-class Frenchwoman.

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Bored and unhappy in a lifeless marriage, Emma Bovary yearns to escape from the dull circumstances of provincial life. Powerful, deeply moving examination of the moral degeneration of a middle-class Frenchwoman.

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AngeliQP, July 11, 2012 (view all comments by AngeliQP)
I am not a fan of books with tiny print, and I frankly believe there was little care on the French to English translation. I have a little knowledge of the original language, and I could tell some sentences were translated with terrible grammar. Yet the edition is quite light-weight, very compact and over all well designed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486292571
Author:
Flaubert, Gustave
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Gustave Fl
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Aubert
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
103-412
Publication Date:
19960918
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.5 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 256 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486292571 Reviews:
"Review" by , "As for the intimate, deeper center of the book, there is no doubt that it resides in the adulterous woman; she alone possesses all the attributes of a worthy hero, albeit in the guise of a disgraced victim."
"Synopsis" by ,
Bored and unhappy in a lifeless marriage, Emma Bovary yearns to escape from the dull circumstances of provincial life. Powerful, deeply moving examination of the moral degeneration of a middle-class Frenchwoman.
"Synopsis" by , Powerful, deeply moving examination of the moral degeneration of a middle-class Frenchwoman.

"Synopsis" by , Bored and unhappy in a lifeless marriage, Emma Bovary yearns to escape from the dull circumstances of provincial life. Powerful, deeply moving examination of the moral degeneration of a middle-class Frenchwoman.
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